Overview of Practice Areas
The Weinstein Firm’s attorneys are employment lawyers for employers. Our clients turn to us for our labor and employment law acumen and know-how about the workforce whenever they need day-to-day legal guidance, preventive advice, compliance assistance, internal investigations, dispute resolution, litigation, worker training, and related management consulting.
We help organizations meet all the challenges of today’s workforces.
The scope of our firm’s practice areas extends beyond traditional notions of work-the way work used to be when organizations conducted business largely out of one worksite, the “workplace” that housed its workers, its “employees,” many of whom devoted all or most of their careers working for one “employer.”
Today, most organizations depend for their very existence on the contributions of a highly trained workforce comprised of many types of workers—not only employees but also independent contractors, outsourced and temporary workers, and consultants working in many workplaces and locations on a variety of schedules and arrangements. Recruiting, training, and retaining these workers is an ongoing challenge as is providing a respectful and ethical work environment where everyone is motivated to do their best.
In addition, a myriad of constantly changing rules and regulations, laws, statutes and standards and best practices apply to every area of a company’s workforce. State and federal governments have recently stepped up enforcement of many of these laws and regulations, making compliance with these legal requirements an increasingly daunting task.
We work with our clients to meet all of these challenges. We advise, represent and defend clients in the following and many other areas relating to the organization’s workforce:
- EEO, Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation
- Wage, Hour and Pay
- Hiring, Performance, Discipline and Termination
- Leaves of Absence, Time-off, Disability and Pregnancy
- Unemployment Compensation
- Employment and Independent Contactor Agreements
- Restrictive Covenants, Non-disclosure and Severance Agreements
- Labor-management Relations and Unions
- Diversity and Inclusion
- State, Federal and Local Laws and Regulations
- HR Policies, Forms, Procedures and Handbooks
- Employee Relations
- Reductions in Force
- Electronic Communications
- Email, Phone, Internet, Blogging and Social Networks
- Conflicts of Interest
- Compliance with Labor and Employment Laws
Litigation, dispute resolution, and government enforcement.
The firm’s attorneys provide legal representation and defense in litigation in state and federal courts, labor and employment arbitrations, and governmental regulatory actions and payroll audits. We have represented private businesses, public employers, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, entrepreneurial ventures, family-owned companies, and organizations of all sizes from small private businesses to global entities.